Out of darkness: Solar power sheds a little light on powerless communities

11 August 2013

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Source: John Brecher / NBC News
Solar panel being installed on a house without electricity in the Navajo reservation.

Anna Begay lives in a remote area. So far out that it is too expensive to connect her home to the electric grid. But that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have electricity.

When the sun sets she can switch on a solar-powered battery to light up her room. The solar panel was installed last spring, and now she wants to get more of them to light her way from the front of her door to the outhouse, about 200 feet away.



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